Пишут, что подобное случается раз в 50 лет.
Hurricane Sandy threatened to make a direct hit on the Jersey Shore near Atlantic City late Monday in what a meteorologist called a “once-in-50-years” storm that would disrupt the lives of millions of East Coast residents between Delaware and Long Island.
Already Sunday, the advancing storm had forced evacuation of Shore towns, grounded hundreds of flights at Philadelphia International Airport, led SEPTA to suspend mass transit, and prompted school officials across the region to cancel classes. Governors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware declared states of emergency.
“Philadelphia is in the path,” Mayor Nutter warned about 10:30 p.m. “We will see very severe winds, four to eight inches of rain in a very short period of time. . . . We will get through this, because we are prepared.”